Poetic License – Albany

Poetic License – Albany

September 2 – September 30, 2022

Art Associates Gallery, 21 Railroad Ave., Albany

Hudson Valley Writers Guild & Upstate Artists Guild present Poetic License – Albany celebrating the collaboration of visual art & the written word.

“Ekphrastic art” is defined as the response of an artist in one medium to a work of art by an artist in another medium. Its more common manifestation is in poetry written about visual art, e.g., paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, etc.

Poetic License is a project that turns that around, giving local visual artists (Onna AdamsLucia Mabel SmithRebecca SchoonmakerDon Shore, Lisa Schweigert, Deborah Adams,Tina JohnstonKali EngelhardtMelissa Mansfield,Tom CorradoRoja EbrahimiNatasha PernickaAdam FurgangNina StanleyRobyn Diaz, and Katelyn Choiniere) an opportunity to respond to the work of local poets (Shawna NortonBessie Rose, Tom Corrado, Shirah PollockBarbara UngarLaura WhalenMegeen MulhollandCheryl A. RiceMike JurkovicLaura Lee LucasPhyllis CapelloRandall SutterJennifee, Brian ListonJill Crammond, and Charles Rossiter).

Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 2, at 5:00 p.m. at Art Associates Gallery to view these works of art coupled with the poems that inspired them.

Light refreshments will be available. Donations are appreciated with proceeds going to the gallery.

Readings

The Poetic License – Albany show continues with two featured reading & open mic events in September. 

$5 suggested donation.

Wednesday, September 14 @ 6:30 PM

Join us as we feature Randall Sutter, Laura Whalen, and Brian Liston whose work inspired the visual art hanging on the gallery walls.

Randall Sutter is a retired educator who writes poetry, performs as a bassist in various musical projects, and works in funeral services. In his spare time he hikes throughout the Hudson Valley.
 

Laura Whalen lives in Albany, New York and has studied with poets at the NYSWI, Vermont Studio Center and the Poetry Barn. She is passionate about fungi, foraging, hiking and wild food.

Brian Liston is an Autistic poet that has been published in the Hudson Valley and featured in numerous featured readings as well as in magazines, anthologies and his own chapbook, Through Autistic Eyes. He also documents his life life experiences on his blog, The Autistic SuperBlog, which was started in 2017 in the hopes to inspire and encourage others who are struggling.

Information on the PL-A project at https://www.poeticlicensealbany.com

Wednesday, September 28 @ 6:30 PM

 

Join us as we feature Megeen Mulholland, Charlie Rossiter, Jennifee, Jill Crammond, Cheryl Rice, Barbara Ungar, Mike Jurkovic, Tom Corrado, and Brian Liston whose work inspired the visual art hanging on the gallery walls.

 

Megeen R. Mulholland is the author of Orbit and Crossing the Divide. Her work has been called an “epiphany of parenthood.”

 

Charles Rossiter, NEA Fellowship recipient, hosts the bi-weekly podcast at www.poetryspokenhere.com (since 2015). His poetry collections include The Night We Danced With the Raelettes, a memoir in poetry, All Over America: Road Poems, and Green Mountain Meditations (all from FootHills Publishing). He lived in Albany during the 90s and currently lives and writes in Bennington, VT.

 

Jennifee is a songwriter currently in the midst of recording her first album. She was born and raised in Johnstown, New York, and currently resides in Capital Region.

 

Jill Crammond’s chapbook, Handbook for Unwell Mothers, is forthcoming in May 2023 from Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies such as Slipstream, SWWIM, Sweet Tree Review, Limp Wrist, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Mom Egg Review, and Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing). Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her poems recently appeared as part of Poem Village, a community program celebrating local poetry in the Adirondack town of Saranac Lake.

 

Cheryl A. Rice is the author of Love’s Compass, My Minnesota Boyhood, and Moses Parts the Tulips. Host and founder of the now-defunct Sylvia Plath Bake-Off, her blog is at: http://flyingmonkeyprods.blogspot.com/.

 

A professor at the College of Saint Rose, Barbara Ungar lives in Saratoga Springs, NY. Her most recent book, Save Our Ship, won the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2019; it also won a Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association and was a Distinguished Favorite at the Independent Press Awards.www.barbaraungar.net.

 

Tom Corrado is a poet, painter, and musician. He coordinates a monthly poetry group at the Rensselaerville Library, curates an annual Poem-A-Day Project in celebration of National Poetry Month, and blogs at scriptsfortoday.blogspot.com and at paintingwithoutnumbers.blogspot.com.
 
Mike Jurkovic’s latest collections, mooncussers, (Luchador Press, 2022)  President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, NY. CD reviews appear at All About Jazz. Host, New Jazz Excursions WIOX 91.3 FM.  He loves Emily most of all.
 

Brian Liston is an Autistic poet that has been published in the Hudson Valley and featured in numerous featured readings as well as in magazines, anthologies and his own chapbook, Through Autistic Eyes. He also documents his life life experiences on his blog, The Autistic SuperBlog, which was started in 2017 in the hopes to inspire and encourage others who are struggling.

Gallery Hours

Poetic License – Albany will be on display through the month of September. Stop by during normal business hours to experience this exhibit and the UAG Member Show that is also happening at the gallery.

Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Thurs: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.